Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thought for today

He defended the cause of the poor and needy,
and so all went well.
Is that not what it means to know me?”
declares the LORD.
“But your eyes and your heart
are set only on dishonest gain,
on shedding innocent blood
and on oppression and extortion.”—Jeremiah 22:16-17 TNIV

<idle musing>
Oh no! Social justice! A code word for Communism or Nazism! Who would have guessed, and from the 6th century BCE, no less!

Just more proof that the political pundits don't have a clue what is in the Bible. Yet, one of them wants to start a “religious revolution”! The only religion he understands is civil religion that uses God as a a cloak for his selfish nationalism.

Earlier, Jeremiah had said:

This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hands of their oppressors those who have been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place. Jeremiah 22:3 TNIV

Kind of relevant, no? But, you might say, we are new covenant people, so that doesn't apply. Right, the new covenant is even stricter, so get out your walking shoes and walk that second mile: give the foreigner your car, or house, or job! Still want to talk new covenant? I didn't think so...
</idle musing>

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